What to do with a lonely red pepper that you bought intending to use it in tacos but you forgot? Buy lots of other colorful companions with it and make kabobs! My siblings were coming over for dinner and I couldn’t think of what to make, but then I ran across this recipe. It has been labeled a keeper by all three guys eating it. You can mix and match the veggies as you please. I intended to add tomatoes and mushrooms, but I ran out of room in my marinade bag, so I made a chicken salad with them instead!
8-12 skewers, soaked in water for at least 2 hours
2-3 chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes (omit for vegetarian option)
1 red bell pepper, cut into 2-inch pieces
1 zucchini, sliced in coins
1 onion, cut into 2-inch pieces
1 orange bell pepper, cut into 2-inch pieces
1/4 c. canola oil
1/3 c. honey
1/3 c. soy sauce (I used Kikkoman’s gluten free soy sauce)
2 minced cloves of garlic
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
Begin soaking your skewers in water. Cut all vegetables and chicken. Combine marinade in small bowl and stir well. Pour into a gall0n-sized bag. Add cut vegetables and chicken. Seal bag and turn several times until all pieces are coated with marinade. Store in refrigerator 2-8 hours (I put the bag in a bowl to prevent leaks), turning several times to marinate all pieces.
Heat grill to medium heat. Put vegetables and chicken on the soaked skewers. Grill for 12-15 minutes. At the very end we turned the heat up a little higher to give it that charred taste. Make sure chicken is cooked (we cut a piece to see if it looked cooked). If not, return it to the grill and continue cooking until it is cooked. No salmonella, please!
Original recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/8626/yummy-honey-chicken-kabobs/